LLCC Quiz Bowl team competes in national championship for 4th straight year

The LLCC Quiz Bowl team competed in the National Academic Quiz Tournaments community college championship on Feb. 27-28 in Atlanta, Ga. This was the fourth straight year that the LLCC team qualified for the national tourney.

The LLCC Loggers won four matches and finished 20th in the competition. Jake Montgomery of Athens placed 18th individually out of 121 participants.

Other members of the LLCC team are Allison Penrod of Athens (captain) and Jacob Webb of Virden (lieutenant captain) along with Ashley Fields, Jefferson Gentry, Nick Shelton and Jarely Ventura of Springfield; David Western of Rochester; Holden Smith of Edinburg and Tim Schaeffer of Taylorville.

The team is coached by LLCC professor Eve Fischberg.

3rd annual Farmer’s Share Luncheon Wed., Feb 25

Discover how much a farmer really makes from the cost of an average meal. The third annual Farmer’s Share Luncheon is being held Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Student Union, Menard Hall. Sen. Sam McCann will speak at noon on agriculture and its importance to central Illinois. The luncheon is a project of the LLCC Ag Club and is sponsored by area agribusinesses.

Cost to diners is just 50 cents. Tickets will be sold by Ag Club members to the campus community Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 23 and 24, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. Or, contact Bill Harmon (bill.harmon@llcc.edu or 786.2573).

Homecoming is this weekend!

Women’s and men’s basketball games and a dance are planned for tomorrow’s Homecoming. During half-time of the women’s basketball game, Dick Dhabalt, former LLCC athletic director, men’s basketball coach and founding faculty member, will be recognized with the Dick Dhabalt Athlete of the Year Award.

The women’s basketball game will begin at 2 p.m. when the Lady Loggers take on the Lincoln College Lynx in Cass Gymnasium. The men’s game will follow at 4 p.m. Admission for the games is $5 for adults, $3 for students K-12 and is free for LLCC students, faculty and staff with an LLCC ID.

The homecoming dance is being held from 8 to 11 p.m., along with the coronation of homecoming king and queen at 9 p.m. in the Student Union, Menard Hall. The dance is open to LLCC students, alumni, faculty, staff and their guests.

Homecoming activities are being sponsored by the Logger Activities Board, Alumni Services and the Athletics Department. More information is available by calling the LLCC Student Life Office at 786.2241.

Homecoming, Lincoln and African-American History Month activities this week!

This week is LLCC Homecoming Week, plus African-American History Month and Lincoln activities are scheduled.

Monday, Feb. 9 – Take a Walk Through Historic Black Springfield • 11 a.m.-noon • A. Lincoln Commons–Black History in Springfield from the 1920s through 1960s.

70s Trivia Game • 11 a.m.-noon • A. Lincoln Commons

Tuesday, Feb. 10 – Tie-Dye Homecoming Shirts • 10:45 a.m.-1 p.m.* • A. Lincoln Commons, *While supplies last

Wednesday, Feb. 11 – Edd Fairman – Wizard of Sorts • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • A. Lincoln Commons

Thursday, Feb. 12 – “Who Does This Guy Think He Is?? 150 Years of Living, Loving and Loathing Lincoln’s Legacy” • 9 a.m. • Trutter Center. Presenter is Ron J. Keller, associate professor of history and political science at Lincoln College and director of the Lincoln Heritage Museum.

Lincoln’s Birthday Party • 9-11 a.m.• A. Lincoln Commons
Treats from the Epicurean Club, build Lincoln’s Home Contest and Penny Pong

Express your Peace, Love & Appreciation
Card-Making Event • noon-2 p.m. • A. Lincoln Commons

Friday, Feb. 13 – Free Turtle Apples • 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Student Union

Beat the Coach Shootout • noon-1 p.m. • Cass Gym

Saturday, Feb. 14 – Women’s Basketball Game • 2 p.m. • Cass Gym

Men’s Basketball Game • 4 p.m. • Cass Gym

Homecoming Dance • 8-11 p.m. • Student Union–DJ, photo booth, casino games, giveaways and more! The dance heme is “The 70s” and you are encouraged to dress in your best 70s inspired style.

* Pick up your tickets for the dance in the Student Life Office. Vote for Homecoming King & Queen while you are there.

 

Former athletic director Dick Dhabalt to be recognized at homecoming game

In acknowledgement of his dedication to education, athletics and students at LLCC, former LLCC athletic director, men’s basketball coach and founding faculty member Dick Dhabalt will receive special recognition with the Dick Dhabalt Athlete of the Year Award. The award will recognize annually both one LLCC male and female athlete.

Mr. Dhabalt will be recognized with the award during half-time of the women’s basketball game, which will begin at 2 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 14 when the Lady Loggers take on the Lincoln College Lynx in Cass Gymnasium. The men’s game will follow at 4 p.m. Admission for the games is $5 for adults, $3 for students K-12 and is free for LLCC students, faculty and staff with an LLCC ID.

During his tenure at LLCC, Mr. Dhabalt served 20 years as athletic director, 20 years as head men’s basketball coach and 25 years as a faculty member teaching physical education and math. He was selected by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) to serve as the Region IV assistant director and then director of Region XXIV. He was inducted into the NJCAA Region XXIV Hall of Fame in 1991, and is an athlete Hall of Fame member at LLCC, as well as his alma mater, Bradley University.

 

Student United Way activities

The Student United Way of LLCC is sponsoring a book drive for the SCOPE after-school program. They are seeking books (new or gently used) for K-5 student . Donations may be brought to the Student Life Office before Feb. 20.

Help Student United Way celebrate Women’s History Month! E-mail Melissa Franzen at melissa.franzen@llcc.edu and let her know what female faculty/staff member inspires you and why. With their permission, Student United Way will be featuring these inspirations in a display case throughout the month of March. Please send your information no later than Friday, Feb. 20.

 

African-American History Kickoff today

African-American History Month kicks off this week with the following events:

Monday, Feb. 2 – African-American History Month Kickoff, noon to 1 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons. The kickoff features Tejumola Ologboni (Teju), storyteller, folklorist, oral historian and accomplished percussionist. Teju is an avid student of African folklore and one of the nation’s leading authorities on African spirituality and culture. His stories are drawn from African traditions and African-American history. His high-energy, fast-paced and witty performances draw listeners with gestures, movements and music.

Wednesday, Feb. 4 – Chahrm the Band with Ada Lou presents “Legendary Blues From the Past to the Present,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons.